Global Webinar Series – Summer 2018 Recap

 SUMMER 2018

Developing an Individualized Feeding Plan
for Your Child with Down Syndrome

What You Need to Know



Overview & Speakers:


There are many factors that impact the development of functional feeding skills in children with Down syndrome. In this webinar, presenters will introduce a framework for evaluating feeding in the areas of development, physiology, environment and medical status. For each area that impacts feeding, presenters will discuss accommodations that optimize meaningful mealtime participation. Specific attention will be paid to complex decision making for the development of feeding plans in patients with swallowing. Listeners will be able to identify resources to support a developmentally appropriate feeding plan.

Meet the team of experts:
Bridget Harrington, MA, CCC-SLP, Carol Spicer, OTR/L, Arwen Jackson, MA, CCC-SLP,
Jennifer Maybee, OTR, MA, CCC-SLP, and Margaret Spring, MS, OTR/L

The webinar presenters are clinical experts in feeding and swallowing at the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado staffing a number of medical specialty clinics including Aerodigestive Program and Feeding and Swallowing Program. These clinicians have contributed significantly to the advancement of clinical research and education for pediatric patients with Down syndrome.


Powerpoint Presentation: Click to Download

Additional Resource: Food Textures Handout


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